The Texas Women Anglers Tournament is a women's only fishing tournament in Port Aransas, Texas benefiting the Women's Shelter of South Texas.

The Texas Women Anglers Tournament is a qualify tournament for the Rolex IGFA Offshore Championship in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico as well as the Corpus Christi Big Game Fishing Club. 



Tournament History

The Texas Women Anglers Tournament, also known as TWAT, is a women only, family-run fishing tournament held every summer in Port Aransas, Texas. It was founded in the 1980's with the mission to raise funds for the Women's Shelter of South Texas.  

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Photo Gallery

The anglers of the TWAT tournament are always sure to entertain with their festive pirate garb & decorated boats. Get inspiration for the 2015 pirate/throw back theme and admire the ladies creative work from previous years. 

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Women's Shelter 

Money raised provides free, comprehensive support services for men, women, and children in the Women’s Shelter of South Texas’ twelve-county service area, which includes Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio counties.

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55 boats // 11 Sailfish // 5 White Marlins // 9 Blue Marlins

Overall Winner:  Island Time with 436.5 points

Dorado:  First Place – Jillian Kana on the Island Time – 31.5 pounds  //  Second Place – Michelle Deagan on the Honesty – 30.5 pounds

Tuna:  First Place – Amy Urban on the Mine Time – 17.05 pounds  //  Second Place – Nikki Timberman on the Honesty – 14.10

Wahoo:  First Place – Nichole Stroman on the Sigsbee Deep – 50.75 pounds  //  Second Place – Lisa Moore on the Boomin’ It Up – 48.10 pounds

Sailfish:  First Place – Peggy Hughes on the Wildcatter – 2 releases  //  Second Place – Betty Maxwell on the Havin’ Fun – 1 release

White Marlin:  First Place – Amy Baker on the Load n Go – 1 release 8:32  //  Second Place – Molly Powell on the Bottom Dollar – 1 release 8:45

Blue Marlin:  First Place – Barbara Briggs on the Mechanical Man – 1 release 8:25  //  Second Place – Tammy Vaness on the Pinche Quick Pay – 1 release 8:28

Best Dressed Captain:  Leandro Quiroz on the Pinche Quick Pay

Best Decorated Boat:  First Place – Fin Stalker (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Second Place – Locomia (Port Aransas, TX)  //  Third Place – Wildcatter (Port Aransas, TX)